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* Sri Lanka schools begin second term tomorrow in strict compliance with health instructions
Sun, Apr 18, 2021, 08:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 18, Colombo: Based on the prevailing conditions regarding health care, arrangements have been made to commence second term of all government schools tomorrow (April 19) in full compliance with the instructions given by the Health authorities regarding the commencement of schools and considering the circular instructions issued by the Ministry of Education last March.

Until the Director General of Health submits new recommendations regarding the admission of students to schools, action should be taken as implemented during the last school term, said Education Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera.

Accordingly, the classes consisted of 15 students must be held daily though the week. The classes having 16 to 30 students must be divided into two groups and the classes must be held every other week. The classes having more than 30 students must be divided into three groups and classes must be held for equal number of days.

“We are grateful for the assistance provided by various quarters, including health, transport and security, in calling children to schools in compliance with health advice, including the maintaining of social distance, hand washing, wearing masks, not sharing food, and bringing only home-prepared food,” the Secretary of Education said adding that he expects to continue to do so responsibly.

“It is gratifying that on the special instructions received from the Minister of Education, it has been possible to bring all children in the country to schools and provide opportunities for face-to-face education,” the Secretary said.

He noted that at a time when a third wave of Covid is emerging around the world, it is possible to open schools in Sri Lanka due to the responsible behavior and support of the people of the country. However, it should be kept in mind that the risk of Covid has not yet disappeared from the country, he said.

The Education Secretary requested all parties to be informed and assist in overcoming the snags instead of making criticisms if there are any shortcomings in the decision taken and implemented as a country with the full guidance and instructions of the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Education to invite students to schools.


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